Bible Passage of the Week
Run the Race of Faith
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.  The elders in the past were approved because they showed faith.

So then, with endurance, let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s throw off any extra baggage, get rid of the sin that trips us up, and fix our eyes on Jesus, faith’s pioneer and perfecter. He endured the cross, ignoring the shame, for the sake of the joy that was laid out in front of him, and sat down at the right side of God’s throne.

Hebrews 11:1-2, 12:1-2 (CEB)
Our Church Encompasses “The Crossings”
Beginning on November 7th, our pastor, Louis Telcy, will lead a weekly Bible study at The Crossings of Riverview assisted living facility—just across the Alafia River from our church at 8451 U.S. Highway 301 South. The study will meet every Thursday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The weekly study will include Holy Communion on the first Thursday of every month.

Veteran’s Day Service
On Sunday, November 10th, RUMC will celebrate our veterans during the 10:30 AM worship service. If you are a veteran and wish to participate in the Veteran’s Appreciation Service next Sunday, please contact the church office.

On the following day—Monday, November 11th—the church will be closed as part of the national Veteran’s Day holiday.

Fall Cookout—Bring a Friend!
On Saturday, November 16th, Pastor Louis Telcy is inviting the church to join him in a Fall Cookout at the parsonage, beginning at 4:00 PM. We will have a wonderful time of fellowship and sharing. Pastor asks each of us to bring a friend to help us celebrate a beautiful fall afternoon.

Metropolitan Ministry Contemplating a Change
Connie Mosley and our Metropolitan Ministry Partnership is considering changing on Partnership luncheons from Saturdays to Tuesdays. There is a much larger crowd of people on Tuesday as folks stop by after receiving their USDA Groceries from RESTORE. For example, on one recent Tuesday, RESTORE gave out 100 bags of groceries and Metropolitan Ministries fed 77 people.

Connie is looking for volunteers who could help once a month (on a Tuesday from 10 AM until Noon) to make our Metropolitan Ministry feeding partnership a continuing success story. Contact her if you can help, or sign up on the Metro calendar in the church kitchen.


Sunday Services
Early Worship Service, 
8:00 AM
Sunday School, 9:00 AM
Relationships/Refreshments, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor,  Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
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8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
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Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 7
  • Bible Study at the Crossings of Riverview Assisted Living Facility begins, 10:00-11:00 AM.

Sunday, November 10
  • Veteran’s Appreciation Sunday, Sanctuary, 10:30 AM

Monday, November 11
  • Veteran’s Day Holiday—Church office will be closed
  • Care Committee Meeting—Connie Mosley’s Home, 6:30-8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 12
  • Church Council Meeting—Church Library, 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 16
  • Pastor’s Cookout—Parsonage, 4:00 PM

Give to Global Ministries
Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church is the worldwide mission and development agency of our denomination. Founded in New York City in 1819, Global Ministries today supports more than 400 missionaries in over 70 countries, including the United States. All together, Global Ministries has a presence (personnel, projects and/or partners) in 136 countries around the world.

Global Ministries invites you to give love, joy, hope and peace through the agency’s year-end giving campaign. Between November 1 and December 31, we’ll be sharing stories of the ways that financial gifts to Global Ministries and UMCOR have transformed the lives of people around the world.

A complete list of Global Ministries’ and UMCOR’s projects and activities is contained in their publication called “The Advance”—a copy of which has been placed in the white cabinet in our Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to browse “The Advance” catalog of projects and to take advantage of the opportunity to become a champion for their favorite cause.

Starting in November, you can make your own year-end gift to your favorite mission project at

Then take five minutes to invite others to make a gift as well. Directions for setting up your personal campaign page, and for sharing your page online and via email are available from the site. Or, you can call (404)460-7575 or email Elaine Schwartz  ( or Tom Farley (

Through Global Ministries, the work of the United Methodist Church extends to individuals and communities near and far. Thank you for helping to connect the church in mission and for transforming lives through your generosity.
Our Magnolia Trees Get a Facelift

The two memorial Magnolia Trees in front of the church—celebrating the lives of Paula Berg and Steve Robinson—received a facelift recently, courtesy of Paula’s parents, Ray and Karen Stowe, and Joe Cornell, our church custodian. Each tree got its own mulch bed as shown in the pictures below.